Daulton Holds Off Moore for Breakers Win

Shannon Daulton and Stevie Moore

The Big Orange Classic VII, hosted by The Great Southern Billiard Tour, at Breakers Sports Bar in Knoxville, Tennessee this weekend had a capable field of forty-five players in attendance for this $1500 added event.

The top names appearing in the brackets at this event were Stevie Moore, Shannon Daulton, Larry Nevel, Johnathan Hennessee, Claude Marrier, Derek Leonard, Dave Crockett, and tour regular Eddie Little.

By the time Saturday came to an end, the following final sixteen players were left standing: the winners side indicated Sunday matches between Robert Green/Claude Marrier; Todd Nelson/Stevie Moore; Dallas Roach/Eddie Little; and Johnathan Hennessee/Shannon Daulton. The one-loss side revealed Kelly Green/Jerry Grooms; Larry Nevel/Derek Leonard; Robbie West/Blake Todd; and Justin Harris/Earl Hawkins.

Throughout the day on Sunday, the following outcomes prevailed:
Claude Marrier over Robert Green
Stevie Moore over Todd Nelson
Eddie Little over Dallas Roach
Shannon Daulton over Jonathan Hennessee
Kelly Green over Jerry Grooms
Larry Nevel over Chew
Blake Todd over Robbie West
Justin Harris over Earl Hawkins

Dallas Roach over Kelly Green
Larry Nevel over Jonathan Hennessee (double hill)
Robert Green over Blake Todd
Todd Nelson over Justin Harris
Claude Marrier over Stevie Moore
Shannon Daulton over Eddie Little

Dallas Roach over Larry Nevel
Robert Green over Todd Nelson

And in the long run, the following matches took the event down to the final four:
Stevie Moore over Dallas Roach
Eddie Little over Robert Green

With much of the day then unraveled, the final four match-ups came down to Shannon Daulton sealing his place in the finals with a win over Claude Marrier 9-1, and Stevie Moore upsetting Eddie Little 7-2, and ultimately sending Claude Marrier home with a 7-2 upset. Shannon Daulton and Stevie Moore were then set to play a true double elimination final and with Stevie taking the first set 9-7, Shannon had his hands full, but was able to pull out the 9-5 win in the final set with superior play.

We would like to send our appreciation out to Bob Moore and the whole Breakers gang for taking care of us all weekend – we had a great time, and for the continued support of our sponsors Nick Varner Cues & Cases, Break N Run Sportswear, Jimmy Reeves Custom Cues and Repairs, and AZ Billiards.

The next event will be The Charleston Classic July 28-29, 2007, at Weekends Pub in Goose Creek, South Carolina – this is a $1500 added nine-ball event. Also, just as a reminder, the event scheduled for August 4-5, 2007, at Greenroom Billiards in Nicholsville, Kentucky has been cancelled.